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HELP INSTALLING WIN98SE TO ACER NETBOOKS

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libnw

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Purchased a new (key code included) Windows 98SE installation package from Amazon.  After several days of trying to install this OS on my new ACER ASPIRE ONE D255e netbook, the 3.5" floppy will not recognize the external Samsung CD/DVD device to load the OS files.

 

I got around this hang up by copying and pasting the CD start up disk to a 64gb thumb drive, then click on setup,

 

This worked flawlessly in copying the OS files to the C;\ drive of the netbook.  It went so far as to successfully get to the first "reboot" to the point of recognizing the components on my computer.  Then the hang up occurred!  Screen said there was insufficient memory to progress; and that I needed to delete other running startup programs, or work with my autoexec.bat or config.sys files.

 

QUESTION NOW:  HOW DO I OVERCOME THIS HANGUP?  SECOND QUESTION:  WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO THE AUTOEXEC OR CONFIG.SYS FILES TO MOVE ON WITH THE INSTALLATION?

 

FRANK

 




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Something like this one?:

http://www.cnet.com/...0-gb-hdd/specs/

 

Which processor?

Which speed?

How much RAM?

 

The basic steps to install a Windows 9x on such a kind of PC is usually to install DOS to the internal disk, copying to it also the setup files and to run the setup from the internal disk itself, like in here:

http://www.nickh.org...instlwin9x.html

and - more loosely - as in here:

http://www.windowsre...tm#.VUkJBL0Zk_g

 

Just use the USB stick as if it was the CD-ROM in the above, but very likely the USB stick will be C: drive and the partition on the internal hard disk will be D:, so you will have to adapt to your actual drive letter assignment, and of course this assumes that you already partitioned the hard disk (using FDISK or similar) and formatted the target filesystem.

 

Then there may be issues anyway with too fast processor or too much RAM.

 

And it is very possible that you will need to run the setup with a given switch:

https://support.micr...en-us/kb/186111

http://thpc.info/how/switches9x.html

 

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